Russia: SBR Vertikalnoye resources increased

Silver Bear Resources Plc has increased the resources of its Vertikalnoye deposits in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to 1.8 million ounces of silver. The resources have been moved to the Measured and Indicated category with the silver content of 1572 g per ton. At present the company is storing ore to start silver manufacture…

Russia: KraMZ puts new aluminum processing technique to good use

In December Krasnoyarsk Iron and Steel Works has implemented an innovative technique of aluminum processing Bonderite-2040, developed by Henkel.

So far, KraMZ is the first and only plant in Russia to use this technique.

The new technique is more environment-friendly: water consumption has decreased by 70% and the water purification has improved. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK CQMS corresponding to international standards

TMK has successfully passed the re-certification audit of the corporate quality management system for the compliance with ISO 9001:2015.

The audit has been carried out by Lloyd’s Register.

The corporative certificate for the correspondence of the TMK quality management system to ISO 9001:2015 has been granted for the next 3-year period. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: steel continues growing in price

Russian steel manufacturers have started increasing prices for local customers because of the ongoing growth of export prices. Thus, NLMK has increased its January 2018 prices for hot- and cold-rolled metal by 10%, and Severstal – by 4%. Steel started getting expensive in December. In just one week (December 15-22) average local prices have grown…

Russia: PNTZ gets 10-year bank guarantee

Chelyabinsk Pipe Works has become a guarantor on the bank guarantee granted to Pervouralsk Pipe Works. The guarantee was granted by Bank Uralsib. The agreement was concluded on December 22. According to the document, the guarantor will be responsible to the bank together with the borrower. The volume of the guarantee is 1.58 billion rubles.…

Russia: Gaysky GOK gets 70 mining machines in 2017

In January-November Gaysky Mining and Processing Works received over 70 units of mining machinery of foreign make: Atlas Copco, Sandvik, Komatsu, BelAZ, Caterpillar, Normet, KGHM Zanam, etc. The company has also received 15 units of Russian machines, produced in particular, by Machine-Building Holding (Yekaterinburg), Khenkon (Krasnoyarsk), Miner (Smolensk region), Kamaz (Naberezhnye Chelny), etc. Most of…

Russia: Mordashov visits the Yakovlevsky mine

Alexey Mordashov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PAO “Severstal”, and the company’s management team visited production departments of the Yakovlevsky mine, and approved of next year’s business plan, while meeting employees of the plant. The chairman and managers visited the central control room where the production management is located, as well as…

Ukraine: EBRD provides syndicated loan to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement on providing a $350 million syndicated loan to Ukraine’s largest steel mill, PubJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. “The EBRD has signed the biggest project in Ukraine this year,” EBRD Senior Adviser Anton Usov wrote on Facebook. The loan is designed to support the mill’s…

Russia: Kolmar gets two coal sites in Yakutia

Inaglinsky GOK, 100% owned by Kolmar Group LLC, has purchased two sites with coal deposits in Neryungrinsky district of Yakutia for 182.4 million rubles. The auctions have been considered not taken place, as there was only one bid – from Inaglinsky GOK. According to the auction commission, the bid meets all the demands and the…

CIS: steel output up in November 2017

In November Russia produced 6.025 million tons of steel, up by 1.4% YoY, but down from 6.225 million tons in October. In 11 months steel output totaled 66.453 million tons, up by 2.9% YoY. Ukraine decreased steel output in November by 4.9% YoY, to 1.85 million tons (1.91 million tons in October). In January-November Ukraine…

Russia: HGM moves HQ

The head quarters of Highland Gold Mining will be moved to the business center on 4, Smolensky Boulevard. The company has already signed an agreement with KR Properties. The size of the premises near the “Park Kultury” subway station is 1.7 thousand square meters. The price of the deal is not disclosed. The move will…